the past week & a half of blog silence has been brought to you

by tough things like:

migraines and
dizzy spells

probably caused by anemia and
my thyroid being out of whack once again

a doctor's visit and bloodwork, all for me
(finally. I was stubborn and should have gone a couple months ago, in which case the previous items would have been addressed before they got to the point that they got... because, you know, it's not like we've had anything else going on in our lives...)

and by wonderful things like:

starting Zoe's physical and occupational therapy

cuddling with my son

watching my big girl get a writing award on her school's TV morning show

serving at our church's respite night outreach, which was marvelous

setting up another 10 linear feet of bookshelves

celebrating the life of a beautiful friend of mine who turns 25 tomorrow 
(without whom, by the way, respite night and other aspects of our church's special needs ministry would be impossible... and without whom I would have lost my sanity approximately 1.3 million times)

Happy quarter of a century, Mouse!

Not that I am speaking of being in need, 
for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 
I know how to be brought low, 
and I know how to abound. 
In any and every circumstance, 
I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, 
abundance and need. 
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
{Philippians 4:11-13}